Day 157: Wait But Plan A Work Around

I woke up dripping with sweat and slightly confused at 3:34 a.m. Then, it occurred to me that this night was like the two previous.

The steroids I’m taking to resolve the nerve root inflammation causing burning pain that prevents me from walking, sitting and sleeping with ease following two nerve burning procedures has triggered annoying side effects. The Methylprednisolone is behind my stabbing abdominal pains, nausea and insomnia. Since I started the pack, I haven’t slept more than three hours at a time despite cups of tea, CBD oil, a sleep mask, and anything else I could think if short of taking Ambien. The lack of sleep combined with the burning pain is now more debilitating than the #chronicpain in my back that nagged me for three years.

I know the steroids are working. I feel less tingling, numbness and burning each day. So, I can do nothing but wait until my body returns to its normal and shakes the adverse effects of the drugs I’m taking. When it does I’ll be ready to resume all the things that are on pause right now. If takes too long, I’ll find a work around.

#steriodssuck #backpain #spoonies #igg4 #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #chronicillness #chronicpain #disability #nerveburning #blogger #writinglife #medtwitter

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